Parenting & Family Support Services

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Mayo Healthy Reading Scheme

The Mayo Healthy Reading Scheme a joint initiative by the HSE and Mayo County Council Library Services aims to promote the availability of a wide variety of self help books on a range of common psychological, emotional and parenting issues. A total of 88 books are...

Family Support Handbook

Free Information Book for Families Affected by Substance Use

The Western Region Drug and Alcohol Taskforce and the HSE West Drug Service recently developed a free information book for families affected by substance use. This book is for anyone who has a family member misusing drugs or alcohol, including parents, children, siblings, partners, grandparents...

‘Cabinet must spend to save young lives’ from suicide

The Children’s Ombudsman has called on the Government to invest further funding in mental health services to overcome the stigma of suicide and to help save more young people from taking their own lives.   Some of the 3,000 attendees at the Cycle Against Suicide Student Leaders'...

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Sports Seminar to address issues facing Women in Sport

An influential panel of speakers will examine current trends in women’s sport through a ‘Girls and Women in Sport Seminar’ which takes place on Thursday February 9th from 10am-3pm at St Marys Hall, GMIT, Castlebar. Titled “Are we playing in a different League?” the event...

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Dr Ciara Kelly’s 14 tips to get through the holidays unscathed

She adores Christmas, yet our favourite no-nonsense medic Dr Ciara Kelly is no fan of all the unnecessary pressure we put ourselves under in pursuit of the perfect Christmas Day. Read more: Dr Ciara Kelly's 14 tips to get through the holidays unscathed Photo: David Conachy...

When should we teach children about positive mental health?

When should we teach children about positive mental health?

Parents want children to begin building mental health skills at primary school - survey Read more: When should we teach children about positive mental health?   More on Children & Young People Support HERE More on Mental Health HERE...

Sir Anthony Seldon Calls For ‘Wellbeing League Table’ in Schools

‘Wellbeing League Table’ in Schools

There should be a “wellbeing league table” for schools, so parents can choose one that’s best suited to their child, a leading teacher has urged. Read more: Sir Anthony Seldon Calls For ‘Wellbeing League Table’ in Schools To Mimic Exam League Table...

Current developments & initiatives on suicide prevention & post-vention in mayo

Current developments & initiatives on Suicide Prevention & Post-vention in Mayo

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left"][vc_column][vc_column_text]On Wednesday September 28th the Mayo Suicide Prevention Alliance hosted a workshop on current developments & initiatives on Suicide Prevention & Post-vention in Mayo. The presentations on the day included: Gerry Raleigh, Director National Office for Suicide Prevention Connecting for Life & its...

NEW FAMILY CENTRE COURSES

New Autumn / Winter Courses programme 2016 is available through the link below. Please have a browse through it to see if there is any course that you might like to do that would be helpful to you. All of the work of the Family Centre...